Collection autumn/winter 2017
With his signature body-enhancing and richly embroidered designs, Olivier Rousteing abides by Pierre Balmain’s classic influences yet implements contemporary aesthetics in his collections. At this autumn/winter 17 presentation, he experimented by creating silhouettes with a looser fit. Striving for diversity on the runway, Rousteing gathered an army of empowered models who presented extravagant looks featuring a brilliant combination of flowing silks and dark leathers in jungle-inspired animal prints. Ultra-high leather skin-tight boots were paired with cut-out tops cinched by body-con leather waist belts. Silhouettes were richly embellished and embroidered with fringes, gold chains, rivets, studs and mixed fabrics, all of them often featured in one single look. Tie-dye prints and an iconic 90’s wolf print pinned down the rock-grunge aesthetic, combined with warm orange hues, gold tones and pitch-dark black.